A large pine at risk of falling on to boat sheds on Park St
is one of several trees to be removed by Queenstown Lakes
District Council contractors.
Work to remove some of the ageing or poorly positioned trees
from public areas has begun and should be completed within
weeks, weather permitting.
The council's parks technical officer, Gordon Bailey, said
other trees earmarked for removal included a sorbus tree
beside the Queenstown kindergarten, and a pine and gum tree
to be removed as part of safety works on Mt Aspiring Rd.
A group of eight trees along the edge of the Queenstown
Events Centre rugby field were encroaching on high tension
power lines and would be removed and replaced with a smaller
growing tree species.
Partly fallen willows in Arrowtown by Butler's Green and
others at the north end of Lake Hayes were also to be
Council contractors had already completed trimming a small
number of trees at the entrance to Jardine Park to improve
access for emergency services vehicles.